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Say ‘Bye’ to ‘Buy Local’—Find Out What Secret Trade Deals Mean for Your Community With CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan and Council of Canadians Chair Maude Barlow.

CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan and Council of Canadians Chair Maude Barlow are embarking on an eight-city speaking tour to discuss the impact of secret inter-provincial and international trade agreements that may impact your communities. Find out what you need to know and how you can make sure secret, undemocratic trade agreements don’t force you to ‘say bye to buy local’.

Click here to read CUPE and the Council of Canadians assessment of the Ontario-Quebec Trade and Cooperation agreement, negotiated in secret

A primer on Trade Deals impacting Ontario

Click the links below for posters and contact information for each tour stop.

Dates Location CUPE Contact Poster Media Photos
October 13 Ottawa

Carleen Pickard – [email protected] 

Ottawa Poster    
October 19 Kitchener

Maria Hatzipantelis  [email protected] /&

Janice Folk Dawson [email protected] 

Kitchener Poster Media  Photos 
October 20 Toronto Yolanda McClean [email protected]





October 26 Sudbury Wyman MacKinnon [email protected] & TBC Sudbury

Radio Ad   Photos
October 27 Windsor Andrea Madden [email protected] / Windsor

November 17 Kingston Paul Norris [email protected]  Kingston Poster    
November 18 London Angie Welch [email protected] / London Poster    
November 19 Hamilton Jim Beattie [email protected] / Hamiton Poster     

Click for Trade Tour Poster

Read letter from Sid Ryan dated September 10th, 2009 re. Provincial Trade Tour

Trade Tour Fact Sheet